embrace time

embrace time

  Christ is everything, including the Lord and owner of our time. He is the Way, the how, the format, the prioritizing of our schedule. C. S. Lewis said we usually regard time as our own. We start our day with the curious assumption that we are the lawful possessors of an upcoming twenty-four hours. With that hazardous assumption, we fill the matrix of our day with slots of tasks or restful moments. We might hope that we are somehow...

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the Way and the Truth and the Life : in time

the Way and the Truth and the Life : in time

  Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)   “An Orthodox view of time is cruciform. All events that happened before the Cross, for the Christian, led up to the Cross. All. Subsequently, all events after the Cross are defined by the Cross and look back to the Cross for meaning. So the Cross is the center of time ; it magnifies and gives perspective to...

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kairos . God time

kairos . God time

  So the meaning of time is found in the risk of love, in relationships, in response and openness to the other. Of course, our basic relationship is with Jesus Christ. We try to use our God-given time to be as aware and connected with Him as we can and then to do what He has put us on the planet to do. Time is a gift to become more of a healing presence. Rossi, Albert S. Becoming a Healing...

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begin with Christ – again and again

begin with Christ – again and again

WE ALWAYS, ALWAYS begin with Christ and His Word.  We find in Ephesians ,  “See that you walk circumspectly . . . redeeming the time” (Eph. 5: 15– 16).   That’s our job, to redeem the time.  Christ is our Way and Truth and Life, and in that sense, our Time.   He redeems time through us.  The Orthodox meaning of time gives us the freedom to love, to take the risk to love .   Time and eternity are different; they are not mutually exclusive but...

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